How do you think IoT will be used in a post-Covid world?

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Director, IT in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
One area I see companies utilizing IoT is when offices open back up. All these counties are adding instructions (e.g. you can only have 25-50% of employees in your office). I definitely see companies utilizing IoT to monitor that, and giving employees an app or something so they can check and see if there’s space in the office for them to go in today.
Head of IT, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
You're right, we already have that process operationalized for the past two months. There’s this app called Apricity we have been using with our call center agents who are essential workers. At 8:00 AM they have to answer six questions on the app and then the nurse will get a feed so they know if the station is green, orange, or red. This was an IT challenge, where I had to integrate that data to badging.  If it is orange or red, I need to turn off the badge. And if they didn't even log into the app, I know the badge will be turned off. It's gonna be a nightmare because people are going to queue up outside without social distancing!
VP of Technology, 51 - 200 employees
When people come back to work, what will the process be? How are you going to collect the data and secure it? Do the employees know that you're doing that.  Do they know where it's being stored and how long you’re going to keep it? We don't have the answers, so the way we're dealing with it is that we're not letting anybody come back yet. But eventually, we will. For example, with these thermal cameras that look at people's temperature, a new crop of very sophisticated IoT devices are going to come online. From an IT perspective, we want to know...are they secure, where did that data go, and what's happening with it? That's going to be very tricky.
Director of IT in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
There's a company that sells robots for COVID right now. Instead of paying a medical staff member to sit on site to check peoples temperature to offer whatever medical service they need, those robots go around and actually check their temperatures and things like that.  I think that’s going to become a little more popular now that we're trying to figure out how we operate after this apocalypse we've all been living through. I think it's going to change the scope of everything.
Head of Corporate Engagement in Finance (non-banking), 11 - 50 employees
I anticipate we'll see more rapid adoption of IoT technology in the commercial real-estate industry. Although PropTech funding has dipped significantly, industry experts anticipate a rebound in 2021.

IoT will enable us to return to work/office more swiftly and safely..with things like proximity monitoring solutions, respiratory sensors etc..
CEO in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
I think we've already seen the evolution of cobots (e.g. robots specifically designed to work in tandem or collaboratively with, humans) as one example. In the EU robots have been and continue to be deployed to relieve the burden placed on nurses and other health care workers, whether its taking over low-value add tasks, such as restocking supplies or monitoring and tracking patient vitals.

What is increasingly evident is trend toward taking devices (sensors, actuators) and specific data types and analysis capabilities from the #Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and making them available in the more consumer centric IoT markets, a trend that will likely continue for the next 36-48 months.

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CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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